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HPA ALL Announces League Honorees

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BURBANK, Calif.—Hollywood Professional Association (HPA) has announced the honorees for its inaugural HPA League Honors, which recognize diverse members of the media and entertainment community who shine as examples of accomplishment, innovation and leadership.

On May 27, in a virtual ceremony, HPA League Honors will be awarded to five groundbreaking individuals: Annie Chang, Tammy Garnes, Patricia Keighley, Charles D. King and Iris Wu.

HPA President Seth Hallen said in a press statement, “These inaugural HPA League honorees are an extraordinary group of change-makers who have laid a foundation for future progress. We are honored to share their accomplishments.” He continued, “This work that Kari [Grubin], Renard [Jenkins] and the DEI committee and Honors jury have done is an illustration of the HPA’s ongoing commitment to recognizing our industry’s greatest professionals in new and meaningful ways.”

Annie Chang

Annie Chang (Image credit: HPA)

The Catalyst: Annie Chang, Vice President, Creative Technologies, Universal Pictures

The Catalyst honor recognizes a leader (from any discipline) who has successfully inspired and sparked positive change and innovation in media and entertainment while remaining a stabilizing force and a “mover and shaker” in the industry.

The Catalyst honor recognizes a leader (from any discipline) who has successfully inspired and sparked positive change and innovation in media and entertainment while remaining a stabilizing force and a “mover and shaker” in the industry.

Tammy Garnes

Tammy Garnes (Image credit: HPA)

The Excelsior: Tammy Garnes, Vice President of Education & Understanding, ARRAY

The Excelsior honor recognizes a leader who is running a business (or on a finance team) in the M&E industry (either manufacturer, service provider or end-user) and showed impressive business acumen and outstanding leadership while achieving remarkable business growth.

Patricia Keighley

Patricia Keighley (Image credit: HPA)

The Rainmaker: Patricia Keighley, Chief Quality Guru, IMAX Corp.

The Rainmaker honor recognizes a leader who deployed intelligent tactics & ensured their company or organization achieved its sales goals and revenue targets. The award honors excellence in financial performance and business growth.

The Star: Charles D. King, Founder & CEO, MACRO

Charles D. King

Charles D. King (Image credit: HPA)

The Star honor recognizes a content head or lead who adapted to the new normal and excelled in creativity to keep the end consumers entertained with engaging new(er) content and fresh approach.

The Alchemist: Iris Wu, Founder, Ambidio

The Alchemist honor recognizes a leader who spearheaded a noteworthy technology innovation that has brought tangible benefit to the industry either in post, workflow or presentation.  

Iris Wu

Iris Wu (Image credit: HPA)

Grubin and Jenkins said, “Having developed HPA ALL under the aegis of HPA’s Diversity, Equity and Inclusion initiative, it is exciting to see it take shape. We encourage the community to join us, share the news, and step up to the plate at this exciting moment. We want to extend a heartfelt thank you to T. Shobana for her vision of creating the HPA League Honors.”

Recipients of the HPA League Honors were determined by a jury of industry experts. The HPA League Honors are the culmination of HPA’s ALL IN event, a weeklong exploration of diversity, equity and inclusion in the industry, taking place May 24–27.

Recipients of the HPA League Honors were determined by a jury of industry experts. The HPA League Honors are the culmination of HPA’s ALL IN event, a weeklong exploration of diversity, equity and inclusion in the industry, taking place May 24–27.

Sponsors for the HPA League Honors event include: Adobe, Blackmagic Design, Dell Technologies, Warner Media, Company 3, Deluxe, Envoi, Prime Focus Technologies, Tone Network, and Xperi.

For more information about HPA, HPA ALL, and the HPA League Honors, visit hpaonline.com.